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Raymarine E-80 Classic...boat icon positioning.

Old 08-12-2011, 04:56 PM
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Default Raymarine E-80 Classic...boat icon positioning.

Recently took the boat in for some work (unrelated to the electronics), when we went to run her home we noticed that the boat icon was offset and not lining up with either COG or HDG.

The icon itself tracks appropriately, but it will point off to one side or the other like the boat is crabbing.

It is hooked to a fluxgate compass, though I can't recall the model/brand (the boat is 700 miles away at the moment).

Anyone have any thoughts on trouble shooting this when I get back to the boat? No radar or autopilot hooked to this unit.

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Old 08-13-2011, 01:58 PM
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Do a factory reset. Should tell how in the book that came with it. I think if you go to the main menu it will tell you.
Old 08-13-2011, 02:07 PM
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Thanks.

We tried the factory reset, even tried tapping the compass thinking it might have been hung up after 6 weeks of no use.

I saw a reference on the net for a similar issue and the guy said that fluxgate compasses need to be 'swung' on occassion. Though I have yet to figure out what that meant, and the poster was no longer active on that particular forum.

Appreciate the help though....
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Try running the boat on a constant heading, then push:

1. MENU
2. COMPASS SETUP
3. ALIGN COMPASS
4. ALIGN TO COG
Clear out of screens.

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